So, the bloggers, web designers and programmers had a meeting in LEWIS London today to discuss some of the applications of social media technologies in a PR context. I make a point of trying to understand how all these technologies work, so I can coach clients, and of course so I can use the best technology too.
In the session, and as Jon rightly put it on his blog earlier, we decided we all have our favourites. In terms of publishing, I have run a few blogs on the big three platforms, so my favourite platforms won't be in my top five (that would use up an all too important top-five slot!). But here's what is:
- Bloglines for reading my feeds, and I use BerryBloglines to read feeds on the move
- Google Blog Search for my tracking - I use the RSS feeds that Google crunches out to track all my clients' names, their spokespeople's names, their products' names... you get the picture
- Del.icio.us for creating posts on my Social Media Report site and for managing social media intel.
- FeedYes.com for creating RSS feeds on sites that don't do it automatically - I use this for massive RSS news tracking across the media that haven't caught up
- Popurls to track memes and early-warning signals on news. The rumours on Popurls is often tomorrow's news agenda, and it keeps PRs a step ahead
And I wanted to mention so many more - but thank god for Popurls, as it covers so much.